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- John 3.7%
- William 3.3%
- James 3.2%
- Mary 2.3%
- Robert 1.8%
- Charles 1.7%
- Thomas 1.5%
- George 1.4%
- Joseph 1.0%
- Margaret 0.8%
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We think they had at least two sons, one of which was Carl Lee "Jack" Ward born 5/16/1907 in Minden, WV and died 2/14/1939 in Mabscott, WV. Carl Ward married Virginia Vaught and these two were my maternal grandparents.
Because Carl Lee Ward went to live with relatives as a child we have no further info into our Ward family history.
Does anyone know anything more about "Chief of Police" I. L. Ward of Mabscott, WV?
His son was my grandfather, orphaned age 4.
Who was William? Where did he come from? Why did he have no past? He is found as an apprentice typesetter in Minnesota, age 16, in the 1870 census, living with the editor, apparently no relation.
I have his photo album. Some were tintypes. No clues to his past, unnamed photos. I also have a letter written back to his mother-in-law, who was caring for his son, in which he expresses hopes to return to IN when better. He was evidently highly respected, as described in the Warsaw paper.
Jackson Knight lived at Old Ft. Mitchell on the Chattahoochee River just below where Columbus, Georgia now stands. Later, John Ward III, returned to the corral and married Nahoga Moniac (Nancy Elizabeth Knight), about 1775-1777.
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Nahoga Moniac
Spouse Name: Jack Ward
After 1779 the family moved to Bon Secour, Alabama near Mobile. In 1807, they settled near Pascagoula. Later, in Montgomery Co., Alabama, he was granted land at the top of Mobile Bay. A Spanish grant dated 1803 stated he had lived on the Bon Secour River for 10 years and was the father of a large family. He was a veteran of the American Revolution.
There is a certain deed on the Ward property that proves some of the children born to the couple. Three children, John, Daniel and Ann are proven by the untranslated Catholic records in Mobile (Spanish). Those records also list John's wife as Elizabeth Knight and one of the records is said to list John born in Virginia and Elizabeth born in North Carolina. They, in addition to Benjamin, Patrick, Tarleton, and Henry are proven in the deeds of 1867 involving John M. Ladd. Betty Perkins believes there are 9 additional possible children: Tolbert, Nathan, Jackson, William, Susan, Elizabeth, Polly, Peggy and Dorack.
John "Jack" Ward's Indian war name was White Cloud. He was killed in the Creek Indian War of 1814-1815 leading a band of friendly Creek Indians. The family traveled extensively as he was a fur and cattle trader. They had 14 children, born in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, according to the Creek tribal office in Whigham, Ga., they have no history on who his parents were or when he came into the states. John "Jack" Ward III was born in Virginia according to his daughter, Nancy Ana Ward's baptismal record found in the Catholic Archives in Mobile, Alabama. William Childress of Virginia was a 1st cousin to John Ward III. The list of names were found in the Mobile Genealogy Library by Hilda Gulili Callaway Dietz when she was researching the Ward Famiy.
I have not been able to discover any firm links with my mothers half-brother and half sisters mentioned above.The family lived in Sharow, Yorks and moved to Wales in the 1920`s I think.if the little I have discovered about them is correct I think they have all died. But maybe out there there is someone who recognises these Blanchard/Ward names and will get in touch.
My grandma remarried and Became Toombs. Leona is Lula mae (Ward) Rogers daughter. She was born in Freirf,Oregon in 1921.Lula was 20 and Clerence was 36 acording to the birth certificate I have.From what I have been told alot of Leonas children were seperated when they were young by the state and maybe even more of them. I dont know if there is any truth to this but Lula was Indain and rumors are that she said she was related to Pocahontas.Any information would be great, Thanks